Period
to 27 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 709 934 998
Rank change year-on-year +225 +64 +37
Permanent jobs citing KVM 95 93 124
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.076% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 75 78 111
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,500 £76,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% +5.88%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,597 20,903 23,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.31% 17.00% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11,235 17,298 19,571
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 27 February 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +213 85 £47,500 - 24
UK excluding London +139 59 £42,500 -8.11% 19
South West +58 30 £32,500 -31.58% 2
London +187 24 £55,000 -16.98% 5
South East +111 16 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Work from Home -89 10 £47,500 +11.76% 7
North of England +59 8 £31,500 -25.44% 2
North West +73 7 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Midlands +64 5 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands +51 4 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +28 1 £27,500 -34.52% 1

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 74 (77.89%) Linux
2 67 (70.53%) VMware
3 62 (65.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (55.79%) Python
5 42 (44.21%) Perl
6 40 (42.11%) Hyper-V
7 39 (41.05%) Windows
8 37 (38.95%) Internet
9 33 (34.74%) Docker
10 32 (33.68%) Puppet
11 30 (31.58%) Bash Shell
12 28 (29.47%) Kubernetes
13 27 (28.42%) Data Centre
13 27 (28.42%) DNS
13 27 (28.42%) Firewall
14 26 (27.37%) Red Hat
14 26 (27.37%) Cisco
15 24 (25.26%) Shell Script
15 24 (25.26%) Xen
16 23 (24.21%) Ubuntu
16 23 (24.21%) Ruby
16 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
17 22 (23.16%) DHCP
17 22 (23.16%) Debian
17 22 (23.16%) CentOS
17 22 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
18 21 (22.11%) OpenStack
18 21 (22.11%) Degree
19 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (21.05%) Oracle

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (22.11%) OpenStack
2 19 (20.00%) Apache
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (9.47%) nginx
4 9 (9.47%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.32%) ejabberd
5 6 (6.32%) IIS
6 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.16%) JBoss
7 3 (3.16%) Jetty
8 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.84%) AWS
1 16 (16.84%) IaaS
2 14 (14.74%) Azure
3 13 (13.68%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (12.63%) GCP
4 12 (12.63%) PaaS
5 11 (11.58%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (6.32%) Serverless
7 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.95%) Internet
2 27 (28.42%) DNS
2 27 (28.42%) Firewall
3 22 (23.16%) DHCP
4 16 (16.84%) BGP
5 15 (15.79%) VPN
6 13 (13.68%) VLAN
7 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
8 10 (10.53%) MPLS
9 9 (9.47%) SAN
9 9 (9.47%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (9.47%) WAN
10 8 (8.42%) LAN
10 8 (8.42%) PBX
11 7 (7.37%) Ethernet
11 7 (7.37%) H.323
11 7 (7.37%) Network Security
11 7 (7.37%) OSPF
12 6 (6.32%) Asterisk PBX
12 6 (6.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) CouchDB
3 5 (5.26%) MySQL
4 4 (4.21%) DB2
5 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
1 7 (7.37%) Gradle
1 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
1 7 (7.37%) Maven
1 7 (7.37%) Selenium
2 6 (6.32%) Ant
3 4 (4.21%) GitLab
4 3 (3.16%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.05%) JUnit
General
1 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.53%) Electronics
2 10 (10.53%) Games
3 9 (9.47%) Retail
4 7 (7.37%) Public Sector
4 7 (7.37%) Publishing
5 3 (3.16%) Finance
5 3 (3.16%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Linux Engineer
2 16 (16.84%) Cloud Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Security Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Python Developer
6 8 (8.42%) IT Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Administrator
7 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Network Specialist
7 7 (7.37%) Operations Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Network Specialist
7 7 (7.37%) Service Desk Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.32%) Developer in Test
8 6 (6.32%) Network Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Network Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (12.63%) Web Services
2 9 (9.47%) WebRTC
3 7 (7.37%) pytest
3 7 (7.37%) REST
4 6 (6.32%) XMPP
5 4 (4.21%) CSS
5 4 (4.21%) Django
5 4 (4.21%) Flask
5 4 (4.21%) HTML
6 3 (3.16%) FreeSWITCH
6 3 (3.16%) LDAP
6 3 (3.16%) libvirt
7 2 (2.11%) gRPC
8 1 (1.05%) JGroups
8 1 (1.05%) Kafka
8 1 (1.05%) Node.js
8 1 (1.05%) React
8 1 (1.05%) Spring
8 1 (1.05%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.42%) Data Centre
2 20 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.63%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (9.47%) Clustering
5 7 (7.37%) Over-the-Top Content
5 7 (7.37%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.16%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.11%) ASIC
9 1 (1.05%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 74 (77.89%) Linux
2 39 (41.05%) Windows
3 23 (24.21%) Ubuntu
4 22 (23.16%) CentOS
4 22 (23.16%) Debian
5 9 (9.47%) Windows Server
6 8 (8.42%) Unix
7 4 (4.21%) Fedora
8 3 (3.16%) VMS
8 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.11%) FreeNAS
9 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (1.05%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 18 (18.95%) Microservices
4 17 (17.89%) Computer Science
4 17 (17.89%) Configuration Management
5 13 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (13.68%) High Availability
5 13 (13.68%) Service Delivery
6 12 (12.63%) Analytics
6 12 (12.63%) DevOps
6 12 (12.63%) SIEM
6 12 (12.63%) SOA
7 11 (11.58%) Mathematics
7 11 (11.58%) OO
7 11 (11.58%) OOP
7 11 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
7 11 (11.58%) Validation
8 9 (9.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.79%) Python
2 42 (44.21%) Perl
3 30 (31.58%) Bash Shell
4 24 (25.26%) Shell Script
5 23 (24.21%) Ruby
6 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
7 15 (15.79%) Go
7 15 (15.79%) Java
8 10 (10.53%) C
9 6 (6.32%) PHP
10 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.16%) AWK
11 3 (3.16%) sed
11 3 (3.16%) SQL
12 2 (2.11%) Tcl
13 1 (1.05%) C#
13 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Degree
2 17 (17.89%) SC Cleared
2 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.16%) RHCE
4 3 (3.16%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.05%) CCNP
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
2 7 (7.37%) OASIS TOSCA
3 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (65.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (42.11%) Hyper-V
3 33 (34.74%) Docker
4 24 (25.26%) Xen
5 13 (13.68%) Samba
6 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
7 9 (9.47%) Ceph
7 9 (9.47%) Postfix
8 8 (8.42%) Btrfs
8 8 (8.42%) DRBD
9 6 (6.32%) Firmware
9 6 (6.32%) iptables
9 6 (6.32%) Kamailio
9 6 (6.32%) QEMU
10 5 (5.26%) NFS
11 3 (3.16%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (3.16%) qmail
11 3 (3.16%) Sendmail
11 3 (3.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (3.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (33.68%) Puppet
2 28 (29.47%) Kubernetes
3 22 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (21.05%) Ansible
5 12 (12.63%) CFEngine
5 12 (12.63%) Demisto
6 9 (9.47%) Terraform
7 8 (8.42%) Nagios
7 8 (8.42%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (7.37%) HAProxy
9 6 (6.32%) Check_MK
9 6 (6.32%) Galera Cluster
9 6 (6.32%) Istio
9 6 (6.32%) ZABBIX
10 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (3.16%) Consul
11 3 (3.16%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (3.16%) Packer
11 3 (3.16%) SELinux
12 2 (2.11%) Icinga
Vendors
1 67 (70.53%) VMware
2 26 (27.37%) Cisco
2 26 (27.37%) Red Hat
3 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.05%) Oracle
5 13 (13.68%) Juniper
6 12 (12.63%) ArcSight
6 12 (12.63%) ServiceNow
6 12 (12.63%) Splunk
7 9 (9.47%) HP
8 8 (8.42%) Arista
9 7 (7.37%) Agilent
9 7 (7.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 7 (7.37%) Google
10 6 (6.32%) GENBAND
10 6 (6.32%) Mitel
10 6 (6.32%) Nortel
10 6 (6.32%) Percona
10 6 (6.32%) SaltStack
10 6 (6.32%) SonicWALL